Chandra Shekhar Azad

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

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The IQAC is the nodal agency entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring total quality management by ushering in innovations leading to achieving excellence and adoption of intervention strategies for monitoring their successful implementation. Committed to sustain its ranking, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur has established the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 30.09.2020 to institutionalize the process of quality enhancement and sustenance in all the key areas of its delivery. However, the major objectives of IQAC are narrated below:


  • To become a hub for disseminating agro technologies and educational innovations and excellence in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
  • To set quality benchmarks and evolve mechanisms for monitoring and ensuring performance in accordance with them.
  • To take steps for the periodic internal academic audit of the teaching-learning and research activities of all departments and faculties.
  • To ensure in-service continuing education and training of all the faculties and administrative staff for enriching their skill, intellectual capital and professional competence.
  • To collaborate with other academic institutions and agencies locally and globally for improvement of quality and brand image of the university.

Guiding Features of Quality Assurance

Quality assurance includes all policies, measures, planned processes and actions through which the quality of higher education is maintained and developed. The guiding features of quality assurance are as follows:

  • Efficient management, planning and resource processes to achieve excellence and to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Judging the outcomes and processes against the highest external standards and benchmarks.

Mechanism of Quality Assurance

  • Internal quality assurance mechanism: Based on the prescribed guidelines, the university would develop its own internal quality assurance mechanism which shall be coherent with quality assurance framework set forth in this policy and approved by IQAC, to evaluate the quality of teaching programmes, teaching and learning experience, student assessment, internal moderation, support services, sources and facilities and research and programme review processes.
  • External quality assurance mechanism: In order to ensure that high quality standard is maintained in the university, periodic assessment shall be made by ICAR-NAEAB, New Delhi or any other agency suggested by the State Government from time to time.

Some of the functions expected of the IQAC are

  • Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process;
  • Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;
  • Preparation and submission of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC.

IQAC Team Members

1 Vice-Chancellor Chairman
2 Registrar, Kanpur Member
3 Comptroller, Kanpur Member
4 Dean, College of Agriculture, Kanpur Member
5 Dean Student Welfare, Kanpur Member
6 Dean, Home Science, Kanpur Member
7 Dean, College of Horticulture, Kanpur Member
8 Dean, College of Forestry, Kanpur Member
9 Dean, College of Agril. Engg. & Tech., Etawah Member
10 Dean, College of Dairy Science, Etawah Member
11 Dean, College of Fisheries Science & Research Centre, Etawah Member
12 Dean, College of Agriculture, Lakhimpur Kheri Member
13 Director, Agricultural Experiment Station, Kanpur Member
14 Director, Extension, Kanpur Member
15 Director Administration and Monitoring, Kanpur Member
16 Director, Seed & Farms, Kanpur Member
17 In-Charge, Central Library, Kanpur Member
18 HoD, Soil Conservation and Water Management Member
19 Nodal Officer (ICAR) Member
20 Dr. P.K. Singh, Prof. Genetics & Plant Breeding Convener